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TV1 6pm News Bulletin (First Segment)

Super Scheme Loses Support - Super Background - Super Task-Force - Pm In Chile - Bank Robbed - Us Fire Killing - Super Tuesday Over - Bugger Me

SUPER SCHEME LOSES SUPPORT: The Government has admitted it may not have the support in Parliament to pass its new dedicated National Superannuation fund into law. Labour may have to enlist New Zealand First into supporting the deal with the Alliance and the Greens both voicing doubts about the scheme.

SUPER BACKGROUND: Superannuation has been a political football for almost 30 years. The Labour Kirk government introduced the first national super scheme in 1972 which was subsequently scrapped and replaced by a different scheme National. Most recently National set up a Superannuation Task Force, which Labour recently scrapped for its dedicated super scheme.

SUPER TASK FORCE – Two former chairs of National’s Superannuation Task Force have criticised the Government’s unilateral move to establish a new national scheme saying Finance Minister Michael Cullen should find multi-party support for the Government’s ideas.

PM IN CHILE: Prime Minister Helen Clark is in South America tonight to witness the swearing in of Chile’s democratically elected socialist President Ricardo Lagos.

BANK ROBBED: An armed man fled with an unknown amount of cash after robbing two security guards at WestpacTrust’s Courtney Place Branch in central Wellington.

US FIRE KILLING: In the United States, four people are dead in Memphis Tennessee after a man ambushed firefighters and a sheriff trying to put out a house fire.

SUPER TUESDAY OVER: After “Super Tuesday” Senator Al Gore trounced Democratic Bill Bradley, while Repulican candidate Governor George Bush Jr is well ahead of Senator John McCain.

BUGGER ME: A trotting horse known as “Bugger Me” was auctioned for $9,000 although racing authorities said the name gave the sport a bad image.

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